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WTO Agreement Series: Agriculture, Third Edition

By World Trade Organization WTO

The WTO’s agreements are the legal foundation for the international trading system used by the bulk of the world’s trading nations. This series offers a set of handy reference booklets on selected agreements. Each volume contains the text of one agreement, an explanation designed to help the user understand the text, and, in some cases, supplementary material. They are intended to be an authoritative aid for understanding the agreements, but because of the legal complexity of the agreements, the introductions cannot be taken as legal interpretations of the agreements.

This new edition provides an introduction to the WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture, outlining its key principles, the work of the Agriculture Committee, and how disputes have interpreted WTO law on agriculture. The publication includes the full text of the Agriculture Agreement, as well as the decisions taken on agriculture at the 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference and the 2015 Nairobi Ministerial Conference, including the historic decision to abolish agricultural export subsidies. It is the latest title in the WTO Agreements series, which aims to assist understanding of the WTO agreements.

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